Good point. I wonder if the days of undefeated seasons are gone. Is that good or bad? It sure will make for more of an accomplishment that is for sure.
Steelers with a healthy Roethlisberger are right there with the Patriots and Broncos as the best in the AFC. The Bengals are not and until they show they can beat the Ravens and Steelers, they don't even deserve to be in the same conversation. Next two weeks are big for them. Bengals have given me no indication that if they make the playoffs, they won't go out in the same way they did last year - the only teams of note they've actually beaten this year have been the Giants and Redskins. If they get in as the 6, they'll likely play the Patriots or Broncos, and get destroyed.
I can't forget that the stillers always seem to win when they have to. Ben Rothlesberger scares the shit outta me and he is the key to Pitts offense. Their defense can take care of themselves. The guy is a prick but he is one of the best 3 QBs going. His presence serves to peak the other O players. I just hope that somehow they lose and the ravens do not have to meet them in the playoffs. Thats a lot to ask for given the way the Ravens and Cinci are playing. Bottom line is the Ravens have to win to make the division crown and the playoffs. Don't know where that win will come from.